Sometimes, shedding tears appears to be helpful and it seems that it’s not just a relative sensation, but a scientific fact, the explanation implying the field of biochemistry.
The composition of tear fluid contains lysozyme, a chemical which inhibits bacterial growth in the eyes’ perimeter and which are continually produced in small quantities by the lacrimal glands, [...]
An old saying stated that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Science states that the impression of life comes from the eyes more than from any other facial feature. People look at faces having interest in the mind behind them and although the mind can be perceived in faces, the exact process is not [...]
Hot summer temperature conditions make us overheat and produce abundant sweat. It’s normal, natural and we can’t cool without it.
Human body produces two types of sweat, because we have two types of sweat glands. The eccrine sweat glands which are found in all our skin, activate in thermoregulation, when the body’s internal temperature is rising. [...]
Science has confirmed in recent years that our bodies have two nervous systems: the central one and an independent network of neurons, neurotransmitters and hormones positioned in our gut, the so called enteric nervous system.
Even if divided, the primary brain and the gut remain connected by the vagus nerve, the longest of the cranial nerves. [...]
Do you remember how difficult was to tie your shoelaces as a child? Imagine how it could be to wake up one day incapable to do that and not in the mood to learn the moves.
The story behind the process of learning to tie shoelaces is our innate ability to assimilate new motor skills due [...]
From all lavender products, lavender essential oil holds best its scent. Extracted from the fresh flowers of lavender, it’s used for the fragrance alone or for its therapeutic effects.
Other than promoting relaxation, added to bathwater, lavender oils can stimulate blood flow due to the small coumarin content that works as blood thinner. Moreover, the cicatrizing, [...]
From cocoa powder, the Maya people made a bitter drink called xocolatl which was believed to build up resistance and combat fatigue.
Scientific studies certify that cocoa brings health benefits that come from its flavonoids content which have an antioxidant activity that keep us fresh, reducing the oxidative damage produced by the free radicals.
The dark chocolate [...]
Sometimes a homemade clay facial mask can simplify the regular skincare routine, keeping the beauty spending under control and also produce astonishing and long lasting effects.
Facial clay masks have been used as beauty aid since Antiquity due to the cosmetic improvements realized by its compounds. Chemical analyze explains clay’s healing proprieties through its high concentration [...]
From the cute normally colored Afro-American guy, Michael Jackson turned Caucasian white and science has a trustful explanation of his skin changeover.
Vitiligo, an acquired depigmentation of skin, represents a type of disease that allows an immune response against the body’s own cells and tissues. Scientists explain that vitiligo appears when the cells responsible for skin [...]
Nowadays there is more music around than ever and everybody is aware that music plays a significant role, influencing our state of mind.
Scientists say that is all about vibration. All atomic matter vibrates and the human body makes no exception. Cymatics proves that the sound has an astonishing effect over matter, being able to create [...]